Two Years of Wonder

Two Years of Wonder: A Memoir by Ted Neill Stars: ***** CreateSpace (2018) Memoir/AIDS/Africa/Mental Illness 280 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: September 25, 2012 Ted Neill picked up a knife to cut his wrists open and kill himself. Post hospitalization… Read More »

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

Stars: ***** Summary: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa. A nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and… Read More »

The Polygamist by Ndabaningi Sithole

Stars: ****1/2 Summary: Seven wives share Menzi Dube, head of a Rhodesian tribal village, on a rotating basis. And although they enjoy all the benefits of a rich and progressive husband, they are less than satisfied with having to share him sexually. When one of the tribe’s young wives goes astray, having found the several… Read More »

The Adventures of Songha: The Amazing Savannah Cat by Linda R. Caterine

Stars: *** I received this book for review through Bosick Communications. It’s being counted towards the What an Animal! Challenge. Summary: “The Adventures Of Songha” is the story of a rare exotic cat, as seen through the eyes of Songha, a beautiful Savannah cat. Songha is half African Serval leopard and half domestic cat, and… Read More »

Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton

Stars: ***** I reviewed Stratton’s newest teen novel, Leslie’s Journal in October. I’d heard about Chanda’s Secrets and wanted to give it a try. I’m counting it towards the Africa Reading Challenge and 2nd Canadian Book Challenge. Here’s a very simple summary: Chanda’s mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her… Read More »

Facing The Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna by Jospeh Lemasolai Lekuton

Stars: ***** This book is being counted towards the Africa Reading Challenge, The Book Around the World Challenge and In Their Shoes Challenge. I need a book that would fit both of these challenges and wasn’t too long because I’m trying to squeeze as many challenge books as possible before Dec. 31 when they are… Read More »

A Pride of African Tales by Donna L. Washington

Stars: ***1/2 Illustrator: James Ransome Children’s Non-Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins 2004 70 Pages Ages 6-10 Summary: Six tales from different parts of Africa, each with an underlying lesson. There is the Trickster tale, A Cautionary Tale, a Tale of Anger and Forgiveness and more. The stories were interesting and not too long. I don’t know… Read More »